Gay USA

1977, 78m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened June 26, 2019

Part of the program

Filmed in a single day on June 26, 1977 in multiple locations throughout the country, this tremendous time capsule captures a variety of Pride parades across the landscape of America and offers an overview of the issues facing the community. In response to the San Francisco Hillsborough slaying and Florida’s repeal of homosexual anti-defamation legislation, record numbers of protesters took to the streets nationwide in peaceful protests.  A myriad of camera operators and interviewers mobilized in New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, and the footage was lovingly compiled and edited together by Arthur J. Bressan Jr. (Buddies), creating a kaleidoscopic portrait that continues to prove why celebrating our collective pride, and expressing it to the world, still matters. A Frameline release

With Roe Bressan in person

NY premiere 2K restoration

 

A film by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.

An historic look at a key moment in queer history… that still resonates today.”

Bright Lights Film Journal 

Tue December 17

Home for the Holidays

With Critic, Filmmaker, and Editorial Director of the New York Film Festival Michael Koresky in person